Baildon-based office services and supplies company ACS Group has announced the launch of a new online goods not for resale (GNFR) procurement portal dedicated to supporting high street pharmacy outlets.

Called ACS Medical Supplies, the specialist portal has been set up to provide high street pharmacy branches with a single point of purchase for more than 25,000 GNFR products.

ACS Group decided to create the online service due to its extensive experience in the pharmacy sector gained over the past five years.

Long term ACS Group GNFR customers include Lloyds Pharmacy, Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Home Care and the head offices of the Hallo Healthcare Group and AAH Pharmaceuticals. The company also supplies Day Lewis Pharmacies alongside hundreds of independent and group pharmacies.

Using ACS Medical Supplies’ online procurement portal, customers can consolidate all their GNFR suppliers, streamline supply chains, reduce delivery costs, simplify budget management and access dedicated support.

ACS Medical Supplies’ GNFR products range from specialist dispensary items - including pharmacy packaging essentials, prescription handling equipment and PPE - to wider office supplies such as stationery, cleaning equipment and printer suppliers.

Commenting on the launch, Fabyan Egan, GNFR consultant at ACS Medical Supplies, said: “With pharmacies performing an essential role in supporting community healthcare needs, choosing a proactive GNFR supplies partner which closely understands the business is essential.

“We have amassed a great deal of experience supporting pharmacists over the years with GNFR products, including dealing with the procurement challenges posed by the pandemic. Launching ACS Medical Supplies and its online procurement portal is therefore a natural progression of our service offer.

“The portal allows branches to order everything in one place and receive the goods in one consolidated shipment, creating significant timesaving, materials handling and delivery cost-to-serve benefits.

“All of this is underpinned by our team of expert advisors who are available by phone, videocall or email to provide support and advice whenever it is needed.”

Established in 2008, ACS Group is headquartered in Baildon and comprises six divisions providing services to private and public sector organisations.

In addition to ACS Medical Supplies, ACS Office delivers workplace solutions, ACS IT offers expert technology advice and support and ACS Print provides professional print services.

ACS Managed Print takes care of entire print environments and ASC Interiors specialises in creating productive and inviting workspaces.

The company owns a 27,000 sq ft storage and distribution centre in nearby Shipley to actively manage and control the distribution of its products to customers.